IFJ calls on Mauritanian authorities to stop harassing journalists

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today condemned what it called harassment of journalists in Mauritania, after a number of them were questioned by police in cases involving politicians and government’s officials since the start of the year.

The latest took place last 1st September, when IFJ affiliate AJM’s General Secretary, Abderrahmane Ould Zouein, was called into by police after publishing an article about a fishing license delivered to a leader of a political party.

Read the full statement in French.


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